HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates homeless shelters, transitional houses, food banks, medical clinics, counseling centers, and other facilities that help homeless people, announced the completion of two renovations that will enable previously-homeless families to have new, safe and comfortable places to live.
“HomeAid truly opens your eyes to the needs of homeless people in our community,” said John Monacci, board president, HomeAid Northern Virginia and senior vice president, Winchester Homes. “When local builders such as Augustine Homes and BOWA Builders contribute time, manpower and materials to a HomeAid project, whether it’s remodeling an entire home or making space more usable at a multi-family shelter, they are helping families put their lives back together and plan for the future.”
Condominium renovation in Woodbridge. Working with Good Shepherd Housing Foundation, HomeAid Northern Virginia arranged for Augustine Homes to completely renovate a three-bedroom condominium. The condominium will be occupied by a mother and two children who fled domestic violence and were previously living in transitional housing. The renovation, necessary because of mold issues at the property, is valued at $35,000 and included a new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, painting and appliances.
“HomeAid is a lifesaver in so many ways,” said Pam Kovach, executive director, Good Shepherd Housing Foundation. “HomeAid and these generous and hard working contractors and subcontractors make it possible for us to provide housing that makes a tangible, real world difference in the lives of those we serve. Renovations, repairs and building are costly barriers removed by the “magic” that HomeAid makes happen. The work and commitment of builders like Augustine Homes is simply outstanding.”
Condominium renovation in Fairfax. Working with the Northern Virginia Coalition (NOVACO), which serves homeless survivors of domestic abuse, HomeAid Northern Virginia arranged for BOWA Builders to completely renovate a two-bedroom condominium in Fairfax that had been repeatedly damaged by water. The condominium will be occupied by a mother and her two young children. The project, valued at $25,000, included a completely new kitchen, bathroom, flooring, carpets and other repairs.
“We thank HomeAid Northern Virginia and BOWA Builders for providing this incredible renovation,” said Victoria Neeley, executive director, NOVACO. “The renovation has enabled us to provide a home for a family and keep them safe from abuse.”
For more information about these projects and to find out how to get involved in future renovations, contact Christy Eaton, executive director, firstname.lastname@example.org.